Flooded Bagmati River enters a settlement in TripureshworEach year, settlements in the vicinity of various rivers that flow through the Valley get inundated, damaging properties worth millions.
Floods and landslides have been wreaking havoc across the country in the past few weeks with this monsoon already touted as the deadliest in many years.
The monsoon induced disasters have claimed 114 lives as of Monday while hundreds of households have been displaced across the country. Several disaster-hit areas have been cut off as floods and landslides have swept away bridges and road sections on some highways.
Urban planners blame the Valley’s haphazard urbanisation and reckless land use for the severity of rain-induced disasters seen in the last few years.
Human settlements have cropped up along the riverbanks of Kathmandu and densely populated neighbourhoods have been built blocking rivulets’ natural path.
On Monday, a flooded Bagmati River entered Banshighat in Tripureshwor following a rainfall throughout the day.
Post photographer Elite Joshi brings a visual story of the ensuing havoc in the area.